KPMG in the UK has confirmed the appointment of nine new partners and six associate partners to its Deal Advisory practice, rounding off a year in which the firm has advised on landmark transactions for clients including Ineos, Octopus Energy, Fishawack and intu.
The promotions span the full breadth of KPMG’s deals business, including one new partner in Corporate Finance; two in Valuations; two in Restructuring; one in Integration & Separation; and three in the firm’s Transaction Services practice.
A further 24 colleagues across the business have been promoted to director, while an additional 196 members of the Deal Advisory practice have been promoted to a range of roles, from assistant managers to associate directors.
Liz Claydon, head of KPMG’s UK Deal Advisory practice in the UK said: “Investing in our people lies at the very heart of our Deal Advisory strategy, so I am immensely proud to welcome nine new partners to our business, alongside the promotion of over 200 talented colleagues.
“Now more than ever, we believe it is right to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our people, and all of these promotions are testament to the breadth of skills and diversity of capability that we have across Deal Advisory, the investment we are making in our talent, as well as the confidence we have in the wider market.
“It goes without saying that it has been an interesting, if somewhat challenging year! But I’m proud of the incredible resilience that our teams have shown while working tirelessly to support our clients, whether that’s helping organisations to create value in their investments, working with them on their funding strategies, or advising businesses on how to future-proof themselves so that they emerge from the crisis with stable foundations.”
Liz continued: “Looking ahead, we see enormous opportunity. The M&A market itself has proved to be remarkably resilient throughout the crisis with some striking transactions hitting the headlines in recent weeks. Sectors which are continuing to perform positively, such as financial services, technology and life sciences, are seeking acquisitions as a means of achieving their growth ambitions, while others are seizing the opportunity to reshape their portfolios and divest of non-core operations.
“In the capital markets, both IPOs and public-to-private transactions are back on the agenda, and there is a significant amount of private equity dry powder that is ready and waiting to be deployed. So, while we cannot discount the impact of prolonged economic uncertainty, we certainly have reason to be cautiously optimistic about what lies ahead for our Deal Advisory business.”
In 2020, KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice has advised on transactions including Ineos’ acquisition of BP’s petrochemicals business; Octopus Energy and Octopus Group’s partnership and 20% equity stake sale to Origin Energy; the sale of Fishawack Health to Bridgepoint; and the administration of intu properties plc.
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